Soheila S. Azizi, J.D.

AWARD WINNING MEDIATOR
Civil & Family Law
Mediation and Arbitration Collaborative Divorce Professional
(909) 484-9992
(Linda Cervantes, Case Manager LindaCervantes@azizilaw.com)

EDUCATION:

  • 1979 – Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, B.A.
  • 1993 – University of La Verne School of Law, J.D. Member of Law Review, Journal of Juvenile Law
  • 1993 – Continuing Education Courses: State and County Bar Training for Temporary Judge,
    Superior Courts & Small Claims; Fee Arbitration; Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2006 – Advanced Family Mediation Skills
  • 2007 – Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University: A Systematic Approach To Mediation Strategies (STAR)
  • 2007 – Commercial Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2009 – CFLR Advanced Family Law Course
  • 2009 – Minors’ Counsel Training
  • 2010 – Semi-Annual Judicial Training & Re-Certification, Judicial Conduct & Ethics
  • 2010 – Collaborative Divorce Team Training
  • 2010 – Inland Valleys Justice Center: Mediating the Litigated Case
  • 2011 – IVJC: 40 Hour Mediation Trainer—Mediation in Litigation
  • 2011 – University of La Verne, College of Law ADR Symposium /Co-Sponsor
  • 2012 – Center for Understanding in Mediation: 32 Hour Advanced Family Law Mediation Training (Riverside Superior Court)

ADR PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH:

Ms. Azizi has been a champion in promoting social justice by bringing creative solutions to most challenging disputes by combining her litigation experience with masterful application of diverse mediation styles and transformative techniques. She has successfully completed mediation seminars and Collaborative Divorce training programs including STAR and the “Professional Skills Program” at Pepperdine University’s acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. An immigrant with a rich cultural heritage, Ms. Azizi offers special skills and powerful communication techniques aimed at effective resolution of Cross-Cultural disputes and sensitive orientations.

LEGAL, JUDICIAL, ADMINISTRATIVE & ADR EXPERIENCE:

  • 1984 – Present – Active Member and Referee on the Consultative Body of Local Church
    Administration
  • 1993 – Present – Private Practice: Medical Malpractice, Elder Abuse & Personal Injury
    Litigation, Family law, Child Custody & Support Litigation, General Civil litigation & Immigration Law
  • 1994 – 1998 – T.V. Legal Talk Show Co-Host, International Chanel 18
  • 1994 – Present – Television, Radio &Public Addresses on Legal, ADR & Social Issues
  • 1995 – Present – University of La Verne Mock Trial Competition Judge
  • 1998 – 2000 – Temporary Judge, San Bernardino County Superior Court
  • 2000 – Present – Arbitrator for State and County Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration
  • 2006 – 2009 – IVAMS Civil & Family Law Mediation Panelist
  • 2004 – Present – Continuing Medical Education Courses for Physicians; Co-Lecturer on Transformative Mediation, SCMA
  • 2005 – Present – Directory Member of Mediate.Com
  • 2006 – 2007 – Adjunct Professor of Law, University of La Verne College of Law
  • 2006 – 2012 – Served as Temporary Judge & Settlement Officer in Family Law Court, San Bernardino County
  • 2006 – Present – Settlement Officer, CRASH Settlement Program, LA County
  • 2007 – Present – First Resolution Services, Inc., Panelist
  • 2009 – 2012 – 2009-Present: IVJC Supervising Mediation Panelist
  • 2010 – 2011 – San Bernardino Court “Triage Program” Developer and Presenter For IVJC
  • 2010 – Present – Riverside Superior Court Civil & Family Law Mediation Panel
  • 2010 – Present – Civil and Family Law Mediator, Dispute Resolution Services, Riverside
  • 2010 – 2011 – Co-Owner & Panelist: R.D.O.C.S. ADR Services (predecessor of C.A.M.S.)
  • 2011 – Co-Sponsor-University of La Verne College of Law ADR Symposium
  • 2011 – Present – Board President and Panelist, California Arbitration & Mediation Services (C.A.M.S.), Civil and Family Law Mediation

PROFESSIONAL & SOCIAL AFFILIATION:

  • 1993 – Present – California State Bar, Active Member
  • 1993 – Present – San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • 1993 – Present – Riverside County Bar Association
  • 1993 – Present – Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • 1993 – Present – Board Member of Upland Spiritual Assembly, Legal, Administrative & Dispute Resolution duties
  • 1995 – Present – Past President & Founder of Upland Interfaith Council
  • 2000 – Present – Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles
  • 2005 – Present – Co-Founder & Board Member of “Women On The Move Network”
  • 2009 – Present – University of La Verne, College of Law’s Choice for “Great Lawyers” Campaign
  • 2010 – Present – Panel Speaker, University of La Verne ADR
  • 2010 – Present – Guest Lecturer: Loma Linda University Graduate School of Psychology: Family Law Mediation
  • 2011 – Co-Sponsor-University of La Verne College of Law ADR Symposium
  • 2012 – Guest Lecturer Cal. State University, San Bernardino: The China Program—American Law and Culture